September 19, 2007
Another crazy baseball game last night. But, it just shows if you hang in there you can grind out a victory and that’s what happened.
The Cardinals used 11 pitchers as pitchers, two pitchers as pinch runners and one pitcher as a pinch-hitter. Wonder if that ever happened before.
St. Louis’ best pitcher is on the mound tonight, Adam Wainwright. He’s 2-0 against the Phillies this season, allowing two runs in 13 total innings.
A quick, nine-inning game would be welcome tonight as the Phillies have a flight to Washington, D.C., after the game. According to the itinerary, the Phillies are scheduled to arrive in Washington around 3:30 a.m. for a 7:05 p.m. game tomorrow. Got to sleep fast.
The Nationals have been spoilers and will be tough in that role. They have nothing to lose. They and the Phils meet seven times, four in four days starting tomorrow night. It will be the final baseball series in RFK Stadium.
Phillies fans have flocked to Washington to root and I’m sure they will be there in big numbers this weekend.